Statattack Week 24: 617 goals and counting

Ligue 1
12/02/2013

Last season's goal average could well be overhauled this season, with Ligue 1 teams continuing to bang them home in Week 24; Lille broke a long-standing hoodoo at Gerland; Mevlut Erding reached a Ligue 1 milestone.

Key statistic for Week 24:

600: Mathieu Bodmer had the honour of scoring the 600th Ligue 1 goal for season 2012-13 as Saint-Etienne dealt Montpellier a 4-1 lesson on Saturday night. It was the former Lille, Lyon and PSG midfielder's first strike since September 18, 2011, and came after just three minutes played for his new club. With 617 goals scored in total after 24 rounds this season, Ligue 1 is averaging 2.6 goals per match - compared with 2.5 last season, when there 956 goals scored in 38 rounds.

 

Team performances:

1st: Reims' 2-1 win in Nancy was the Champagne club's first triumph after a series of 15 matches without a win (six draws, nine losses). It was also Stade de Reims' first away win of the season, and the the first in almost 35 years, with the last one dating all the way back to April 25, 1978 (3-2 in Sochaux).

1st: Lille's accomplished 3-1 win over OL was their first at the Stade de Gerland since December 16, 2005, when they triumphed by the same scoreline. The victory put an end to a run of six matches without a win (three draws, three losses) and also saw Les Dogues make it seven matches in a row that they have scored at least one goal away to Lyon.

2: Stade Rennais FC's 2-0 win over Toulouse was the tenth occasion in their last 13 Ligue 1 matches that the Brittany club have scored at least two goals. With 24 goals scored, Rennes' attack is second only to PSG (28 goals) in this period.  

 

Individual performances:

120: PSG's Marco Verratti made an impressive 120 passes - 109 of which were successful - in the capital club's 3-1 win over Bastia on Friday night. The Italy midfielder now holds the Ligue 1 record in both these categories for the current season.

150th: Sunday's clash with Toulouse saw Rennes striker Mevlut Erding make his 150th Ligue 1 start. The Turkey international, who played for Sochaux and PSG before joining Rennes, marked the occasion with his seventh goal against Toulouse, the side against whom he has scored the most Ligue 1 goals.

1st: Saturday's 2-1 win over Brest saw Valenciennes captain Rudy Mater score his first Ligue 1 goal since February 13, 2010. It was the veteran's fifth goal in the 204 games he has played for VAFC in Ligue 1, and the fourth scored on home soil.

 

>> Week 24 Review: Rivals falter as PSG roll on

>> VIDEO: Official match highlights - Week 24

>> Week 24 reactions: Garde: 'We're in danger'

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